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And the winner is...MN Softball Hub Top Performer revealed

By Kassondra Burtis, SportsEngine, 04/19/21, 10:45AM CDT

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See who fans voted as the top performer from April 8-17.

Athletes are considered for the weekly top performer poll only if their stats are entered on the MN Softball Hub by 10 a.m. on Sundays. If coaches or members of their staffs need access to enter stats, please email mnhubs@sportngin.com.


Top performer winner

Jessa Snippes, Rosemount. The sophomore took the Irish’s season-opening game into her own hands, taking care of the offense and pitching. The 1-0 Irish victory against Farmington went 11 innings, all of which Snippes pitched. She allowed four hits and one walk while striking out 19 batters. In the bottom of the 11th inning, Snippes connected for a home run to record the game’s only run and earn the walkoff victory.

Top performer candidates

Billi Connell, Luverne. The Cardinals dominated a season-opening doubleheader against Blue Earth Area on April 8, winning the two games by a combined score of 33-7. The junior had a perfect series at the plate, going 4-for-4 in each game. She recorded five doubles and a home run, scoring seven runs and tallying 10 RBIs.

Lauren Granger, Hopkins. The junior led the Royals’ first two wins of the season — a 5-4 walkoff win against Mahotmedi on April 10 followed by a 16-2 rout of Concordia Academy on April 15. Granger was 8-for-8 through those two games as she recorded eight RBIs and scored five runs. She hit four home runs, two doubles and added a stolen base.

Brynn Hostettler, Northfield. The senior standout opened the season by pitching four scoreless innings in a 10-0 victory against Owatonna on April 8. A week later, Hostettler was locked in a pitchers’ duel against Chanhassen, forcing the game to an extra inning. She pitched eight innings and gave up one hit and one run in the 1-0 loss on April 15. Two nights later, Hostettler pitched a seven-inning no-hitter to record a 9-0 win against Rochester Mayo. Through the three games, Hostettler recorded 50 strikeouts in 19 innings while allowing two hits and one run.

Sydney Schwartz, Chanhassen. The junior pitcher outlasted Northfield’s Brynn Hostettler in a 1-0 eight-inning victory on April 15 as she allowed four hits and one walk while recording 18 strikeouts. Schwartz again took to the circle the next night and nearly delivered another shutout, allowing a single run on three hits as the Storm defeated Minnetonka 8-1. At the plate, Schwartz went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Jessa Snippes, Rosemount. The sophomore took the Irish’s season-opening game into her own hands, taking care of the offense and pitching. The 1-0 Irish victory against Farmington went 11 innings, all of which Snippes pitched. She allowed four hits and one walk while striking out 19 batters. In the bottom of the 11th inning, Snippes connected for a home run to record the game’s only run and earn the walkoff victory.

*Stats and records as of April 18.

MN Softball Hub polls are for entertainment purposes only. 

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